• Kung Fu Panda

    Kung Fu Panda

    ★★★½

    Much better than I remembered. On paper Kung Fu Panda might sound like your typical throwaway animated film, but it manages to rise far above that. The animation holds up, especially during the action sequences that are jawdropping.

  • Nocturnal Animals

    Nocturnal Animals

    ★★★★½

    On paper this would have been so easy to fuck up, but Tom Ford pulled it off effortlessly. Early in the film there's a 20 minute long sequence that remains one of the most intense and disturbing things I've seen in a while. The ending really brought it all together for me, like a nice bow on a present (A very depressing present that is). The more I think about the film, the more I adore it.

  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★½

    Brilliant story and well written characters. It's not so much about finding the killer, but rather how far they're willing to go to catch him.

  • Sadako vs. Kayako

    Sadako vs. Kayako

    ★★

    Essentially it's just a bland Ringu film, with a small subplot about Ju-on until their stories collide in the last 20 minutes of the film. It took itself a lot more serious than what I was expecting, but still has a fair share of silliness.

    The way they go about pitting these two curses against each other is actually really clever, but unfortunately it ends up being anticlimactic. If the film had at least delivered on the titular fight scene…

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★½

    The last time I watched The Lord of the Rings trilogi, I made a statement that I would never truly fall in love with the series. Well, I'm glad to announce that I was wrong.

    This universe, characters and story have all grown so much on me with time. What Peter Jackson managed to accomplish with these films are beyond impressive. I like how he doesn't spell out everything for his audience, but leaves a lot to be desired.

    I…

  • Hour of the Wolf

    Hour of the Wolf

    ★★★

    Can’t say that I understood it, and it didn’t click with me the same way previous works of Bergman did. However it did make me very curious, and I’ll be happy revisit it in the future. Genuinely scary and unsettling at parts, and the atmosphere is fantastic.

  • Autumn Sonata

    Autumn Sonata

    ★★★★

    Brutally honest

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★½

    After Age of Ultron revealed Natasha Romanoff's past history with the Red Room, I thought it would be a given to make a film about that history.

    Well we didn't get that, instead we got a much safer story that barely scrap the surface of what could have been phenomenal. It's enjoyable enough for the first two acts, then it all goes downhill from there.

  • Fear Street: 1978

    Fear Street: 1978

    ★★

    I think I liked this a little better by the setting alone. Also stronger less annoying characters.

  • Fear Street: 1994

    Fear Street: 1994

    ★★

    I really don't know what to say. It definitely had its moments, but overall I found it quite lackluster and obnoxious. I guess it felt too much like a studio product for me, without any real soul or personality.

    The next 2 chapters honestly look far more interesting, I'll be watching them.

  • Wild Strawberries

    Wild Strawberries

    ★★★★

    Despite being about an elderly man, I found Wild Strawberries to be one of the most relatable films I’ve seen in a while. It’s by far the Bergman film I’ve enjoyed the most, likely because of how it made me reflect on so many aspects of my own life, both past and present.

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    ★★★½

    One of if not the darkest Disney animations to date. Hunchback of Notredam deals with some dark subject matter which is so far removed from the Disney we all know, and I love it for that alone. While most of the lead characters are quite good, it's the antagonist of the story who steals the spotlight. Frollo serves as a genuinely terrifying yet interesting villain, whose believes are put into question when he starts gaining attraction to the young gypsy…